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Eugenics : a reassessment

Author: Richard Lynn
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, ©2001.
Series: Human evolution, behavior, and intelligence.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lynn argues that the condemnation of eugenics in the second half of the 20th century went too far and offers a reassessment. The eugenic objectives of eliminating genetic diseases, increasing intelligence, and reducing personality disorders he argues, remain desirable and are achievable by human biotechnology. In this four-part analysis, Lynn begins with an account of the foundation of eugenics by Francis Galton and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lynn, Richard.
Eugenics.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, ©2001
(DLC) 00052459
(OCoLC)45248321
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Lynn
ISBN: 0313000638 9780313000638 0275958221 9780275958220
OCLC Number: 50816632
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 366 pages).
Contents: Preface: the general theory of eugenics --
Part I. Historical introduction --
Part II. The objectives of eugenics --
Part III. The implementation of classical eugenics --
Part IV. The new eugenics --
References --
Index.
Series Title: Human evolution, behavior, and intelligence.
Responsibility: Richard Lynn.

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Richard Lynn argues that the condemnation of eugenics in the 20th century went too far and offers a reassessment. He argues that the objectives of eugenics are desirable and achievable by human  Read more...

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"[A] fascinating, multi-faceted book.Professor Lynn sets outs to rescue eugenics from the lowly place to which it fell in the latter half of the twentieth century. It is an ambitious project, and Read more...

 
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